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Kansas gravel (photo by Bob Huff)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the heels of the Dirty Kanza, which took place last weekend, Interbike – The Podcast talks to the Emporia event’s organizers including Jim Cummins and LeLan Dains about how the sold-out event went off this year.

Tagged Interbike
Show hires retail relations specialist to assist dealers.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Wednesday that additional key brands have committed to Interbike Marketweek including Haibike, Jamis Bicycles, Look Cycle USA, Eddy Merckx and Yuba Bicycles, which will be exhibiting at one or more of the week’s events in Reno-Tahoe.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution has signed with Mike Lifshotz and Rider Rep Group to represent all its brands, including Kink BMX, Cinema BMX and Mission BMX.

LOVELAND, Colo. (BRAIN) —Suspension manufacturer Push Industries has named Uncommon Communications as its public relations agency of record. Uncommon assisted with the recent launch Push's ACS-3 hybrid coil-spring kit.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is sponsoring a scholarship for women at bike shops to attend one of the three Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association Workshops over the 2017/18 winter season.

Rep. David Price at Performance.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In August during the Congressional recess, PeopleForBikes arranged for 19 meetings in 11 states between retailers and other members of the bike industry and Congress members and their staff. 

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN) — Steadyrack USA has hired Mark Martines as its national sales manager. Martines has more than 25 years of experience in the bike, ski and outdoor industries.

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DENVER (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycles has hired industry veteran Joel Smith as the brand's vice president of global sales and marketing.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International will hold its 8th Annual Business Conference Jan. 26-28 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Resort in Tempe, Ariz.

Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — KHS has expanded its offering of Wheels Mfg. products and is now a full-line distributor, the company said.

LINDON, Utah (BRAIN) — Fezzari Bicycles is now offering a lifetime warranty on all frames. Previously the consumer-direct bike brand had a five-year frame warranty. 

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike's Bikes, which has 12 locations in Northern California, is acquiring Public Bikes, a San Francisco-based brand that sells city bikes and accessories online and through a limited number of brick-and-mortar stores.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Sessions include research findings, market trend discussions, legislative updates, and training opportunities.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released its full schedule of e-bike training, to be held within its Electric Theatre, epowered by Bosch, at the show beginning in two weeks.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo has launched an online auction of its Fit Series entry-level triathlon bike, the Kilo Race, to support the OneStar Foundation’s Rebuild Texas Fund.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has responded to Oregon's controversial new bicycle tax with a promotion that promises to deliver thousands of dollars to mountain bike projects across the state.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is calling on all mechanics to sign up for its Mechanics Challenge, now in its second year.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps, two trade groups, are merging to become Eastern Active Sports Reps.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Sales Reps

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — TRP has made two changes to its management structure as it focuses on OEM service, support and delivery.

Dave Biehler has been promoted to domestic sales manager. He will now handle TRP/Tektro distributors ordering through the U.S. office and small builder OEM sales.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Las Vegas-based beverage brand idrink is a new sponsor of CrossVegas, being named the "official water of CrossVegas."

Nick Pargaz, the COO of idrink, said, "We are pumped and ready to hydrate the thousands of elite cyclists, VIP guests, media, and volunteers at CrossVegas."

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is reducing its U.S. distributor count from 10 to six, parting ways with BTI, Downeast, Hans Johnsen Co., and KHS. Saris will continue to be distributed by Giant, Hawley, J&B, Olympic Supply, Trek and QBP.

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